Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid

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Take a journey through modern art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, which features some of contemporary art’s most revered works, including those from famous Spaniards Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí. The museum is mainly dedicated to Spanish art of the 20th century, but the extensive collection includes works by a number of international artists, including Max Ernst, Robert Delaunay, Richard Serra, and Francis Bacon, to name just a few. The museum’s many galleries often play host to a mixture of national and international temporary exhibits, while the on-site free-access library contains an impressive collection of over 100,000 art books. The galleries displaying the permanent collection are spread over two floors, so if you’re looking for a specific work, save time by picking up a copy of the museum’s floor plans from the information desk at the entrance. Plan to visit Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia during your Madrid vacation using our convenient Madrid online trip itinerary maker.
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  • this is a nice thing to do if you want to relax for a few hours, but overall the art is underwhelming. Of course Guernica draws the big crowd, but you aren't allowed to talk pictures and the room is.....  more
    this is a nice thing to do if you want to relax for a few hours, but overall the art is underwhelming. Of course Guernica draws the big crowd, but you aren't allowed to talk pictures and the room is.....  more »
  • Has a mix of different types of art including modern/political exhibitions, but the main draw is Picasso's Guernica and some Dali artwork (both cubist and surrealist). Set up for exhibits also a bit....  more
    Has a mix of different types of art including modern/political exhibitions, but the main draw is Picasso's Guernica and some Dali artwork (both cubist and surrealist). Set up for exhibits also a bit....  more »
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  • Museum collected an impressive part of world-renowned pieces of art. For me it was just fascinating and breathtaking! But I missed a sort of explanation or, so to Say, background for parts of the exhibition. The museum was full of foreign tourists and let's face the truth - not everyone is familiar with the stories that are well known to Spanish nation. Therefore, I do not think the museum plays such a big educational role for its visitors. What's more, many rooms were closed (maybe there was a reason for that...), and what made me confused - they close it at 2.30pm on Sundays! Besides the museum is closed on one day of the week - which is very typical for this kind of institution. But closing it in the middle of the day on Sunday? Come on Guys! So inconvenient! I have been to many museums in Europe and it is the first one I was kicked out on Sunday early afternoon :) :) :) funny and sad at the same time. To sum it up - I loved it but maybe u should think of changing the opening hours
  • A wonderful experience to see works of artists who were pioneers of the modernist move, like Picaso, Dali, and many more! Also enjoyed their insightful temporary exhibits. A must visit when in Madrid. We managed to get free entry tickets, which is a great initiative by the museum to make art accessible to all. The building itself is intriguing, an amalgamation of historic and post-modernist architecture, with beautiful landscaping in their courtyard. Best part, you can spend the entire day in the building, or even just one hour, and feel enriched!

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